check it out at their website.
check it out at their website.
Just wanted to give a shout out to a few vendors who I thought were cool.
It was really nice to see lifelong biker and artist Taliah Lempert of Bicycle Painting.
Taliah creates amazing paintings of bicycles, makes prints and coloring books for kids.
Also there was Vaya messenger bags.
Ah, free advertising.
I was a big fan of Mr. Poncho. Making awesome ipod covers which have a special way of keeping your earbud headphones from getting all tangled.
I bought a Bob Marley one. Nice!
We also got this cute onezee from Clever Violet with a print of a bicycle.
You can follow their journey here:
They will be riding through Eastern Europe in search of family roots, Jewish relatives who fled to NYC in the first part of the 20th century.
They will be starting in Warsaw and ending in Odessa.
“Hey Bubbie, where can I park my bike?”
Very touching, Matt and David and good luck on your ride.
Photo Exhibits, Group Rides and bike movies.
MMMMM MMMMM good.
Bike Portland.org posted this picture.
It could be true, but its probably a more accurate statement that Fixies are the new skateboards…especially with non-stop tricks videos like this.
I mean how terrible…the next thing you know people will be buying more bicycles and then riding them.
from streetsblog…photo by Brad Aaron
Picture of Shino from Buffalo Bill’s flickr page.
Here is a little run-down from Dan C of NYC.
Kym got dored the night before the final. Dagga smashed in to some dude in the qualifier and broke her fork in to 4 peaces. They both still raced hard.
Here is a report back from Buffalo Bill of Moving Target Zine, UK.
Much more on all that went on in Toronto as pictures and stories get posted.
Sino won’t have far to go next year for the worlds since it will be in his backyard.
image from Madsaki’s blog.
I got a call from Barbara who handles press releases and media requests for Time’s Up. They were on their way to Toronto for the CMWC and couldn’t facilitate a last minute request for Public Television Germany. Apparently a crew was in town to make a short segment on the rise in popularity of fixed gears. Who better to represent this than the bike blog guy…me. I mean, I’m big in Germany, or soon will be. Yes, I am a big ham. Its all part of the game. Getting more people on bikes. Playing nice with the press.
The best part was slowing down impatient Brooklyn drivers as they shot out of a minivan interviewing me on why I liked a bike with no hand brakes.
Along the way we ran into Jack Crank who got some screen time. Jack was instrumental in getting my bike back.
Eventually we headed over to NYC Bikes and talked with Richard who was very articulate about the whole scene.
They wanted a bicycle retailer to talk about who are these people buying track bikes and why? His basic attitude was like mine, brakes or no brakes…its complicated…as long as more people are buying and riding bikes…who cares.
Then they had me riding through red lights up the wrong way on Bedford Ave. Hmmm? Not necessarily the safest moves, but they assured me it looked good on video.
Their producer is sending me a copy on DVD. I hope some of my blog readers speak German, or maybe I don’t.